First look: 2011 Panini Plates & Patches Football


By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor

Playing up the holiday-stocking-stuffer potential for its mid-December release, Panini America gifted the hobby with a 2011 Plates & Patches preview today.

Complete with new hard-signed, prime-memorabilia Rookie Cards and Signal Callers inserts, 2011-tweaked Plates & Patches hits shelves on Dec. 14 — which leaves plenty of time for Santa to get  his act together.

The brand’s namesake is upheld by a breadth of 1/1 printing plates (in autographed, prime-memorabilia and combined forms) and a plethora of rare patches. But the on-average guarantees are important, too.

Headlined by Rookie and quarterback clout, hit-centric 10-card boxes abide the following formula:

  • One on-card, prime-memorabilia Rookie Card
  • Two additional autographs (numbered to 499 or less)
  • Two memorabilia cards (numbered to 299 or less)

Dan Marino featured in the quarterback-commemorating Signal Callers insert set.

Mark Ingram appearing on a limited-to-499-or-less, hard-signed, prime-memorabilia Rookie Card.

2011 Plates & Patches also comes with a good deal of Prime Jersey NFL Shield pulls.

Panini honors honorable players in this autographed, prime-memorabilia insert.

Among other legendaries, Sammy Baugh is showcased in Gridiron Cuts.

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1 comment

  1. TOM wALDRON 14 September, 2011 at 20:02

    Did someone drop a dime on me….You could hope perhaps with such sweet possible patches
    and a high price tag we could get more thana Dime’s worth of Jersey MEM ,PATCH or SWATCH.
    This is why I just won’t invest in anyone’s product that MINIMIZES my dollars.
    But on the average most mid range products give 4 hits 2 mem 2 auto’s –You’re gonna get the Dime dropped on you and even in Gold Standard. Do we care it’s Numbered to 5 nooooo. Myabe if it’s playoff used or tru-game used (topps are you listining here.) If size really does matter better and I think it does…. give us a quarter or half dollar for my Benjamins….Another thing why is that sweet patch of Peyton Manning coverd up yuck!!!! open that box a lilttl it’a a patch logo that’s annoying why do comany’s insist on doing that.
    just saying

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